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Ninestar Technology Co. v. International Trade Commission
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Issue: Whether the initial authorized sale outside the United States of a patented item terminates all patent rights to that item.
Date Proceedings and Orders Aug 23 2012 Application (12A191) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 4, 2012 to November 2, 2012, submitted to The Chief Justice. Aug 24 2012 Application (12A191) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 2, 2012. Nov 2 2012 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 5, 2012) Nov 27 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Knowledge Ecology International filed. Nov 28 2012 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 4, 2013, for all respondents. Dec 5 2012 Brief amici curiae of Intellectual Property Law Professors Jason Schultz and Aaron Perzanowski filed. Dec 17 2012 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 4, 2013, for all respondents. Feb 4 2013 Brief of respondents International Trade Commission, et al. in opposition filed. Feb 4 2013 Brief of Epson Respondents in opposition filed. Feb 20 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013. Feb 20 2013 Reply of petitioners Ninestar Tech. Co., Ltd., et al. filed. (Distributed) Mar 19 2013 Supplemental brief of petitioners Ninestar Tech. Co., Ltd., et al. filed. (Distributed) Mar 20 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 22, 2013. Mar 20 2013 Supplemental brief of respondent Epson Respondents filed. (Distributed) Mar 25 2013 Petition DENIED.